Michael Spears

Reporter

Michael Spears comes to the Triad from Yakima and is excited to take the next step in his career on the East Coast.

His interest in journalism began early in high school as a writer for the school newspaper and eventually as copy editor for his school’s yearbook. This interest later grew as he became responsible for presenting announcements on-camera, which inspired him to study journalism in college.

Michael is originally from Seattle and graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Sociology. During his time as a ‘Cane, Michael took full advantage of the opportunities at the campus TV station, UMTV, working both in-front and behind the camera.

As an undergraduate, he interned at NBC in Miami and also on the network level at CBS News in New York City. Michael’s experience in New York cemented his desire to one day become a network correspondent.

Prior to arriving in the Triad, Michael worked for two years as a one-man band reporter in Yakima, Washington.

In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, reading and exercising. He also loves travelling and visiting new places. Michael is excited to be living in North Carolina and would like to meet as many people in the community as possible!

Recent Articles

  • Bear hunting now allowed in all Piedmont counties

    Posted on: 10:00 am, February 28, 2014, by , updated on: 10:03am, February 28, 2014

    A growing black bear population in North Carolina has led to new regulations that allow bear hunting in all Piedmont...
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    A stock photo of a black bear.
  • Cooling technique helps prevent organ damage after cardiac arrest

    Posted on: 4:20 pm, February 25, 2014, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A chilling medical treatment used at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center is helping cardiac arrest patients recover...
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  • Teacher charged with arson in connection with fire at Graham High School arrested

    Posted on: 2:26 pm, February 24, 2014, by , and , updated on: 10:04am, February 25, 2014

    GRAHAM, N.C. — Police have arrested a 28-year-old teacher in connection with a fire at Graham High School last Wednesday....
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    Michael Shannon
  • One dead, 11 displaced in Winston-Salem apartment fire

    Posted on: 3:20 pm, February 23, 2014, by , and , updated on: 10:03am, February 24, 2014

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – An apartment complex fire that killed a man and displaced 11 people is under investigation Monday morning....
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    Michael Spears/WGHP
  • Goodwill hosts Prosperity Center open house in Winston-Salem

    Posted on: 7:48 am, February 21, 2014, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is inviting the community to check out it’s newly opened Prosperity...
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    Goodwill thrift store generic
  • Lexington florist delivering flowers by tractor

    Posted on: 9:52 am, February 14, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:38am, February 14, 2014

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A flower shop in Lexington refuses to let the snow freeze out Valentine’s Day. Love Blossoms on...
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  • LVAD pump helps Piedmont woman living with heart failure

    Posted on: 7:25 pm, February 10, 2014, by , updated on: 07:27pm, February 10, 2014

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Living with heart failure can make everyday tasks nearly impossible, but there’s new hope for people in...
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  • Suspect surrenders, ending 29-hour standoff at Winston-Salem motel

    Posted on: 12:11 pm, February 3, 2014, by , , , , , and , updated on: 05:08pm, February 5, 2014

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A man holding a 16-year-old hostage inside a motel on University Parkway surrendered around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday following...
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  • Update: Greene Street in Greensboro reopens after water main break

    Posted on: 6:00 am, January 27, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:17pm, January 27, 2014

    UPDATE: The water main break has been fixed. The road has reopened. GREENSBORO, N.C. — A water main break has...
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  • Winston-Salem police present revised gun buyback proposal

    Posted on: 1:08 pm, January 13, 2014, by , updated on: 08:10am, January 14, 2014

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A plan to conduct a gun buyback program is heading to a vote by the Winston-Salem City...
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  • ‘Pit Stops for Poverty’ raises awareness for child hunger

    Posted on: 11:32 am, January 10, 2014, by , updated on: 11:37am, January 10, 2014

    Richard Childress Racing pit crew members are braving the rainy cold weather without food or shelter to raise money and...
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    Pit Stops for Poverty Logo
  • Guilford Co. to vote on large contribution to ‘Field of Honor’

    Posted on: 11:16 am, January 9, 2014, by

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County Commissioners are expected to decide Thursday whether to send a $250,000 contribution to the...
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    Field of Honor groundbreaking (WGHP)